Exodus 23:6

6 “Do not deny justice to your poor people in their lawsuits.

Read Exodus 23:6 Using Other Translations

Thou shalt not wrest the judgment of thy poor in his cause.
"You shall not pervert the justice due to your poor in his lawsuit.
“In a lawsuit, you must not deny justice to the poor.

What does Exodus 23:6 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Exodus 23:6

Thou shalt not wrest the judgment of thy poor in his cause.
] As the poor man was not to be favoured when his cause was bad through an affected pity for him as a poor man, so his judgment was not to be wrested or perverted, when his cause was good, because of his poverty; which is too often the case, through the power of rich men, and the prevalence of their gifts and bribes, and to curry favour with them: the phrase, "thy poor", is very emphatic, and intended to engage judges to regard them, as being of the same flesh and blood with them, of the same nation and religion; and who were particularly committed to their care and protection under God, who is the Judge and protector of the poor, of the widow and the fatherless.

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